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bring home

Get to the heart of a matter, make perfectly clear. For example, The crash brought home the danger of drinking and driving. This term uses home in the figurative sense of “touching someone or something closely.” [ Second half of 1800s ]
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  • In all that country he could not find a shed to which to bring home his bride.

    Alarms and Discursions G. K. Chesterton
  • What was the use of pretending to bring home a person who had never been away?

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine
  • Because I had to bring home to you what you are and to whom you are not to look up.

    Erdgeist (Earth-Spirit) Frank Wedekind
  • I suppose the colonel will bring home with him this Mr. Waterbury you were speaking of?

    Garrison's Finish W. B. M. Ferguson
  • "I reckon he'll bring home more skins than that this winter," said he.

    The Settlers in Canada

    Frederick Marryat

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